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for the candidates, after no knock out blow in the vice presidential debate. romney-ryan team, they see an opening, not on the economy which is improving, but rather the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya which resulted in in the death of ambassador and three other americans. >> it's no denial when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know what is going on. >> romney was referring to the debate, one of the first questions from martha, asking why there wasn't more security. >> we were told, but we didn't know that. >> who is the we in that statement? just the white house says a president spokesman. this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton tried to explain. >> to this day we don't have a complete picture. >> there was part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power. releasing an ad narrated by morgan freeman this week, former president bill clinton and bruce springsteen with will be stumping. he
who watched that debate i don't think there is a doubt congressman ryan and i, governor romney and the president have fundamentally different vision for america. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney came to ryan's defense against biden during a rally in virginia praised the performance and slammed the vice president. >> it was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful. steady and poised. the kind of person you want to turn to in a crisis. that was the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> romney accused biden of contradicting statements made about last month's deadly attack in libya. biden says the white house was not told of the request for additional security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> coming up at 4:30 mark matthews will do a fact check concerning last night's debate and outline misstatements made by both mr. biden and ryan, that is coming up in 25 minutes. >> the doyle drive replacement project is about to start its second phase in san francisco. >> there will be demolition but no closures. phase two of the pro
is in the tank for president obama anyway. you've heard paul ryan and other members of the romney/ryan team make that suggestion. so, yes, they think that without question, the media is ready to write the obama comeback story, and it's mitt romney's supposition that he's going to try to stand in the way of that by being just as aggressive on tuesday as he was in the last debate. >> and how much concern are you hearing from both camps about the fine line they have to walk in terms of attacking while in this pretty delicate town hall style format where regular voters often don't like that kind of vitriol. >> it's a good question because, the bottom line is, when you attack people -- if i were to attack you right now, your negative ratings would go up. people watching the show would think less of you based on what i said. but also mine would because people would think less of me for attacking, so that's the delicate dance the candidates have to do. i think the town hall really makes that a challenge for both romney and obama, dan. >> jake tapper, our senior white house correspondent, soon to be chi
: unlike the president, biden slammed ryan over romney's infamous comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes. ryan turned it back on biden. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughter ] >> reporter: now, there will be a lot of discussion over who was stronger last night. biden or ryan? but i've got to tell you, around here, there was one clear consensus winner. and that was the moderator, martha raddatz, who taught the world what we all know around here, george. you don't mess with martha. >> that is for sure. >> it was a lively time. >> it was. martha, congratulations. you did such a great job. >> thank you. >> here's the question i really want to know. as the debate unfolded, was it the debate you prepared for? the one you saw in your head as you wrote the questions out? >> i think i was surprised that i got in as many followups. and you've done this, george. you try to listen and you try to react to what they're saying. sure, i had a lot of followups written. i had a lot of questions w
. >> romney running mate paul ryan arrived in kentucky where he will face-off for 90 minutes with the vice president joe biden. it will be ryan's first debate on the national stage. with the race so close there is extra pressure for him to turn in a clutch performance. >> vice president biden travels to the debate site later today. he had several mock debates with the paul ryan stand-in, maryland congressman chris van holland. who has been with biden all week helping him prep, and a sign of how good he feels about his prospects, his first campaign event after the debate will be in wisconsin, right in paul ryan's back yard. martha raddatz moderates the debate and we will carry it live. >>> as for the top of the ticket, there are questions this morning about where mitt romney stands on abortion. romney said in an interview tuesday that he has no plans for abortion legislation if elected. but anti-abortion advocates reminded him of his pledge to do everything in his power to promote a culture of life. and so on the stump in ohio, romney reaffirmed that he is indeed pro-life. in an interview w
to the middle is credible. >> for example, push ryan on details about how he and mitt romney would accomplish revenue neutral tax cuts, mr. obama who is returning to washington from florida says he will watch tonight's debate on air force one. larry? >> thank you, mark. you can see the vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan tonight at 6:00. after that, it's new drama "last resort" followed by "jep ti" and wheel of fortune" then at 10:00 a special presentation of "what would you do". >> the rift between san jose mayor and police and fire unions is growing. unions have been at war over the mayor with pay cuts and pension reform, now, they're accusing him of breaking the law. >> these are the campaign mailers you'd expect to see with elections just over three weeks away. but they've caught the eye of the police and fire unions. they say they're being financed by what they consider an illegal transfer of $100,000. >> i spoke with three different campaign raw attorneys and took them through the facts. all three of them said this is a clear violation of the law. >> so the unions f
to take responsibility for their own lives. >> they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan said the obama administration has failed the middle class. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: side by side at the same table, biden and ryan were not shy about directly engaging each other, sometimes with harsh attacks, sometimes with humor. >> i think the vice president very well knows that some times the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his base while mitt romney needs to convert 2008 obama voters. last night in kentucky, they got a lot of help from their running mates. rob, paula. back to you. >> thank you, karen. as karen alluded to -- polls are tight. dead heat in virginia. obama up one in florida. doing well in ohio up by six. in colorado, romney is ahead by a point now. virginia is still tight. obama is up by five there. wiscons
. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan went after president obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: while biden challenged ryan's proposed changes to medicare. >> you are jeopardizing the program. you're changing the program from a guaranteed benefit. >> reporter: it was a more heated back and forth than the first presidential debate. and biden often laughed at ryan's arguments. >> joe biden understood, tonight, he had to go back out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight, both president obama and mitt romney, watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: and in the end, their running mates even shared a few laughs. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> i always say what i mean. >> reporter: that got a lot of laughs
mitt romney prepped before campaigning in the critical battleground state of ohio. >> we want to have a real recovery, and i'm going to help bring it. >> also in ohio, romney's vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so, says the president. in his weekly address he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet on american workers and american ingenuity, and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. >> and the president is betting on star power to bolster his re-election chances. bruce springsteen and bill clinton will stump for the president in new york. -- in ohio. chuck severson, abc news, new york. >>> the next presidential debate will be tuesday at hofstra university in new york. abc7 will carry it live at 6:00 p.m. >>> as the candidates prepare for this week's debate, does either party have the edge? coming up at 8:00, "this week" looks at where things stand after the vice presidential debate. the debate moderator martha raddatz joins george to break it all down. don't miss this we
by romney after his first debate with president obama. watch biden take on paul ryan live on abc 7. >>> number three, in a few hour the giants will try to complete an improbable come back in cincinnati. yesterday san francisco staved off elimination over the reds. if they win they will be the first national league team ever to win a divisional series after losing the first two games at home. >> number four, a's will play pivotal game 5:00 tonight following last night's amazing win over the tigers. crisp knocked in smith with that single, capping thrilling three-aren't 9th inning rally to win 4-3 first pitch 6:37 at the coliseum if they win a's advance to the american league championship series. >> number five, you have been thinking about her, good news, after a month in the hospital, robin roberts home. she is resting in her own bed after undergoing a bone marrow transplant three weeks ago. no word when she will return to gma, but she is doing well. >>> good morning. let's take a look at live doppler. you are going to like to see this showing dry weather even though it is a little
. >> and in the meantime mitt romney prepped before campaigning in the critical battleground state of ohio. >> we want to have a real recovery, and i'm going to help bring it. >> also in ohio, romney's vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so says the president. he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet on american workers and american engine newty, and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. >> and the president is betting on star power to bolter his re-election chances. bruce springsteen will stump for the president in new york. >>> the next presidential debate will be tuesday at hofstra university in new york. this one will have a town hall format. abc7 will carry it live at 6:00 p.m. >>> now as the candidates prepare for this week's debate, does either party have the edge? coming up at 8:00, this week looks at where things stand after the vice presidential debate. the debate moderator lad cats joins george to break it all down. don't miss this week with george stephanopoulos this morning
in ohio on wednesday, mitt romney said he's confident that ryan will have a strong performance. >> i think paul ryan will do great. thank you. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer, the president talked about what he expects from joe biden. >> what's your message to joe biden about tomorrow night? >> well, i think -- you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. >> reporter: biden scored points in his last debate four years ago, in what turned out to be the most-watched vice presidential debate in history. >> the notion that somehow because i'm a man, i don't know what it's like to raise two kids alone. i don't know what it's like to have a child you're not sure is going -- is going to make it. i understand. i understand. >> emotional moment four years ago, jon. the audience could top that audience tonight. and it's coming as we're getting new, solid polls from the key battleground states of virginia, florida, and ohio. >> reporter: yeah. this is the key thing. we've seen, in national polls, romney has gained on the president in some cases. actually moved ahead of the pres
gained by mitt romney. biden faces off in kentucky against republican paul ryan. ryan has to fend off taxes on conservative policies. some say his extensive knowledge of the budget and economy because of his 14 years in congress will help him with that. ryan says biden has more experience on the big stage. >> i know how he will come and attack us. the problem he has is, he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> i don't want to say anything into the debate that is not accurate. >> reporter: that was joe biden in iowa last week he hasn't said much about the debate recently. again, he's the one tasked with breathing life back into the democratic ticket after last week's presidential -- first presidential debate. watch the debate tonight live right here on abc 7 at 6:00. katie marzullo. >>> when the debate gets underway president obama will be returning from a campaign trip to florida after spending time in ohio this week. the president will leave the white house this afternoon and travel to courtroom gables where he will speak to sue -- travel to core roll gables where he will sp
and latest on mitt romney's campaign coming up. >> and the tightening race is adding more pressure on this vice president's debate between paul ryan and joe biden, you can watch life here thursday, start agent 6:00. >> and happening now, number pechl sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak reached 119. >> the cdc said new jersey has reported at least one illness from meningitis. a tainted batch of shots produced by a specialty pharmacy is to blame for this outbreak. a lawmaker from that state launched a congressional investigation into the company that manufactured this drug. >> four california clinics on the list of medical centers receiving steroids located in encino, palmdale and visalia. the surgery center says four patients were treated after back pain, but none of the cases have been fatal. >> there is a huge explosion and a sound of 100 canisters of ether. it was found yesterday by a cleaning crew. because of the volatility, the sheriff department decided it was safer just to blow it up rather than tro try to move it. sheriff officials say it was package ndz 1957, and belon
him as favorable, compared to 44% unfavorable. look at this, new pew research poll shows mitt romney leading president obama among likely voters romney with 49% compared to 45% for the president. romney's biggest gains are from women voters. stay with abc 7 for this thursday vice presidential debate between ryan and biden watch it here on abc 7 thursday, starting at 6 p.m.. >>> gas prices remain at record high prices $4.67 forever regular in -- for regular. drivers in oakland and san jose $4.67 this morning. governor brown has approved using winter formula gas which takes less refining, to help bring prices down it could take a few more days before prices fall. >>> woman originally from modesto is missing this morning in yosemite national park. jessica garcia last seen saturday morning walking along a road, never showed up for work in the park sunday morning. rangers searched yesterday but found no sign of her. garcia's parents say she would often hike up to 25 miles a day. >>> weather and traffic together next, right now live look outside from our san francisco rolf top camera looki
of voters shows the president's lead slung to four points. and there is last night, slamming romney. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry supporting one in eight ohio jobs. >> with the race tightening the showdown has greater stakes vice president biden expected to come out and challenge ryan. >> i've been doing mostly is frankly studying up on congressman ryan's position. on the issues. i don't want to say anything that is not accurate. >> and the. >> joe is just going to come flying at us. it's -- it seems clear this strategy is just calling us liars. and this is to go into a mud pit. >> both are well versed on policy issues so a challenge both may be trying to explain without getting too into the weeds and turning off voters at home. >> there is abc 7 broadcasting the live debate tomorrow night at 6:00 and after that the new drama "last resort". at 10 there is a special presentation of what would you do. >> and race for white house takes center stage tonight on world news at 5:30 here on abc 7 there is some key issues and mitt romney's recent statement on abortion. >> this is another
ryan has to feel a little bit of the pressure that he has to come out swinging and be just as ready for the white house as romney did last week. it should be interesting with those two. >> expect them to talk budget numbers and the wonkiness that everybody is talking about. >> we'll see. >>> well, gas prices across the country are still soaring, hitting a national ample of $3.81 a gallon. drivers in california are feeling the pinch like never before. prices across the state soared to a record $4.65 a gallon. you see some even higher than that. a lot of it being blamed on a series of problems, including a refinery power outage. governor jerry brown took emergency steps to increase the supply, but it could take several more days for prices to level off. >>> in venezuela it's another victory for hugo chavez, handily winning and it will leave him in power for six more years. he left his supporters to vote in the street. voting turnout was the highest in decades. some waited for hours but the election was peaceful. >> some people thought he was vulnerable, but he pulls it off. >> apparen
. but we are going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. >> at one point ryan mentioned jack kennedy lowered tax rates and biden quickly fired back "so now you're jack kennedy?" generated 50,000 tweets per minute. president obama and mitt romney meet next tuesday at hofstra university in new york this will be in a found hall format. abc 7 will carry it live. >>> traffic and weather together, next on abc7 morning news. live look outside now this is the embarcadero where you can see the shiney roads still a little slick. meteorologist mike nicco will have your full forecast. we'll check in with sue hall who is tracking muni metro lines not running now due to huge restaurant fire. >>> also, more problems for toyota. new consumer reports alert >>> welcome back. higher elevations to the east of milpitas and fremont right now along calaveras avenue where we have our lone shower. if you look at live doppler it is showing drying trend as the next wave of showers are going to stay in the central valley and head farther south there. for us pockets of sunshine develop this afternoon aft
the revise. i know, george, you thought it was a tie but most other objective observers felt gov. romney did do a good job of making the case for his policies. >> his plan does. >> well, as we heard the running mates will be debating in prime time this week vice president joe biden and ryan facing off on for wren and domestic policy. lisa argen is here now and we have a lifting of the overcast. you see the sun on the bay bridge back there. >> yeah. not quite beach record but santa cruz nice and sunny with temperatures in the mid-50s. that water temperature about 54 to 55. and the scattered clouds today. the rest of your forecast, that's next. >> a rough start to the playoffs for both the giants and the i moved to new york to work in fashion. i came here with just a suitcase, maybe two. and luckily i found an apartment just three blocks away from t.j.maxx, which was perfect because i needed everything and i still needed to make rent. t.j.maxx is such a great place cause i know when i go in there i'm gonna score. they've got such great deals on all my favorite brands. fashion direct from desig
-identified republicans were up in the post-debate polls. so the wind has definitely been at romney's back, that's for sure, but the composition changed and changed numbers as well. >> i think there will be paul ryan's fourth debate since he's been in congress, so definitely new to that game, whereas joe bietden has been around 40-plus years in the senate. >> a long time. pressure on both, that's for sure. >> it will be high drama. >>> one month after the deadly attack on the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans in benghazi we were learning more about security fears leading up to the assault. state department documents show the u.s. embassy in libya asked for a four-month extension for a 16-member security team and the team's commander tells abc news, that ambassador chris stevens wanted the security force to stay even longer, past august. but no request was actually received. in fact, a request for an extension past august, it was, but no never made even though it had been confirmed and it was granted. but they had never actually put that request through. but tragic, if indeed tha
romney's commitment to eliminate public television. the ad says, quote, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. george? >> we've not seen the end of that. jake, thank you very much. the v.p. candidates joe biden and paul ryan go at it this thursday, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> good morning, all of you. we're going to begin with new information on the growing meningitis outbreak. this morning, the cdc now confirms eight deaths out of 105 cases, those cases spread across the nine states that you see highlighted here all linked to contaminated steroid shots. as many as 13,000 people may be at-risk. the shots came from a massachusetts pharmacy that mixes medications. now a growing push to subject those pharmacies to fda scrutiny. >>> and new concerns this morning as the economy could take a turn for the worse. the international monetary fund has issued a new warning saying even the economic powerhouses of china, india and brazil, are slowing down because of uncertainty about fiscal policies here in the u.s. and in eur
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